1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 220S COUPE  Chassis no. 180037.11.9509647 Engine no. 180924.11.9502539
Lot 55
Exceptional example
1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 220S COUPE
Sold for US$ 68,750 inc. premium

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1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 220S COUPE  Chassis no. 180037.11.9509647 Engine no. 180924.11.9502539 1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 220S COUPE  Chassis no. 180037.11.9509647 Engine no. 180924.11.9502539 1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 220S COUPE  Chassis no. 180037.11.9509647 Engine no. 180924.11.9502539 1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 220S COUPE  Chassis no. 180037.11.9509647 Engine no. 180924.11.9502539 1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 220S COUPE  Chassis no. 180037.11.9509647 Engine no. 180924.11.9502539 1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 220S COUPE  Chassis no. 180037.11.9509647 Engine no. 180924.11.9502539 1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 220S COUPE  Chassis no. 180037.11.9509647 Engine no. 180924.11.9502539 1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 220S COUPE  Chassis no. 180037.11.9509647 Engine no. 180924.11.9502539 1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 220S COUPE  Chassis no. 180037.11.9509647 Engine no. 180924.11.9502539 1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 220S COUPE  Chassis no. 180037.11.9509647 Engine no. 180924.11.9502539 1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 220S COUPE  Chassis no. 180037.11.9509647 Engine no. 180924.11.9502539 1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 220S COUPE  Chassis no. 180037.11.9509647 Engine no. 180924.11.9502539 1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 220S COUPE  Chassis no. 180037.11.9509647 Engine no. 180924.11.9502539 1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 220S COUPE  Chassis no. 180037.11.9509647 Engine no. 180924.11.9502539 1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 220S COUPE  Chassis no. 180037.11.9509647 Engine no. 180924.11.9502539 1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 220S COUPE  Chassis no. 180037.11.9509647 Engine no. 180924.11.9502539 1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 220S COUPE  Chassis no. 180037.11.9509647 Engine no. 180924.11.9502539 1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 220S COUPE  Chassis no. 180037.11.9509647 Engine no. 180924.11.9502539 1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 220S COUPE  Chassis no. 180037.11.9509647 Engine no. 180924.11.9502539 1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 220S COUPE  Chassis no. 180037.11.9509647 Engine no. 180924.11.9502539 1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 220S COUPE  Chassis no. 180037.11.9509647 Engine no. 180924.11.9502539 1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 220S COUPE  Chassis no. 180037.11.9509647 Engine no. 180924.11.9502539 1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 220S COUPE  Chassis no. 180037.11.9509647 Engine no. 180924.11.9502539 1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 220S COUPE  Chassis no. 180037.11.9509647 Engine no. 180924.11.9502539 1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 220S COUPE  Chassis no. 180037.11.9509647 Engine no. 180924.11.9502539 1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 220S COUPE  Chassis no. 180037.11.9509647 Engine no. 180924.11.9502539 1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 220S COUPE  Chassis no. 180037.11.9509647 Engine no. 180924.11.9502539 1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 220S COUPE  Chassis no. 180037.11.9509647 Engine no. 180924.11.9502539 1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 220S COUPE  Chassis no. 180037.11.9509647 Engine no. 180924.11.9502539 1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 220S COUPE  Chassis no. 180037.11.9509647 Engine no. 180924.11.9502539 1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 220S COUPE  Chassis no. 180037.11.9509647 Engine no. 180924.11.9502539 1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 220S COUPE  Chassis no. 180037.11.9509647 Engine no. 180924.11.9502539 1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 220S COUPE  Chassis no. 180037.11.9509647 Engine no. 180924.11.9502539 1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 220S COUPE  Chassis no. 180037.11.9509647 Engine no. 180924.11.9502539 1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 220S COUPE  Chassis no. 180037.11.9509647 Engine no. 180924.11.9502539 1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 220S COUPE  Chassis no. 180037.11.9509647 Engine no. 180924.11.9502539 1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 220S COUPE  Chassis no. 180037.11.9509647 Engine no. 180924.11.9502539 1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 220S COUPE  Chassis no. 180037.11.9509647 Engine no. 180924.11.9502539 1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 220S COUPE  Chassis no. 180037.11.9509647 Engine no. 180924.11.9502539 1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 220S COUPE  Chassis no. 180037.11.9509647 Engine no. 180924.11.9502539 1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 220S COUPE  Chassis no. 180037.11.9509647 Engine no. 180924.11.9502539 1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 220S COUPE  Chassis no. 180037.11.9509647 Engine no. 180924.11.9502539 1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 220S COUPE  Chassis no. 180037.11.9509647 Engine no. 180924.11.9502539 1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 220S COUPE  Chassis no. 180037.11.9509647 Engine no. 180924.11.9502539 1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 220S COUPE  Chassis no. 180037.11.9509647 Engine no. 180924.11.9502539 1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 220S COUPE  Chassis no. 180037.11.9509647 Engine no. 180924.11.9502539 1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 220S COUPE  Chassis no. 180037.11.9509647 Engine no. 180924.11.9502539 1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 220S COUPE  Chassis no. 180037.11.9509647 Engine no. 180924.11.9502539 1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 220S COUPE  Chassis no. 180037.11.9509647 Engine no. 180924.11.9502539 1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 220S COUPE  Chassis no. 180037.11.9509647 Engine no. 180924.11.9502539 1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 220S COUPE  Chassis no. 180037.11.9509647 Engine no. 180924.11.9502539 1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 220S COUPE  Chassis no. 180037.11.9509647 Engine no. 180924.11.9502539 1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 220S COUPE  Chassis no. 180037.11.9509647 Engine no. 180924.11.9502539 1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 220S COUPE  Chassis no. 180037.11.9509647 Engine no. 180924.11.9502539 1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 220S COUPE  Chassis no. 180037.11.9509647 Engine no. 180924.11.9502539 1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 220S COUPE  Chassis no. 180037.11.9509647 Engine no. 180924.11.9502539 1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 220S COUPE  Chassis no. 180037.11.9509647 Engine no. 180924.11.9502539 1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 220S COUPE  Chassis no. 180037.11.9509647 Engine no. 180924.11.9502539 1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 220S COUPE  Chassis no. 180037.11.9509647 Engine no. 180924.11.9502539 1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 220S COUPE  Chassis no. 180037.11.9509647 Engine no. 180924.11.9502539 1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 220S COUPE  Chassis no. 180037.11.9509647 Engine no. 180924.11.9502539
1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 220S COUPE
Chassis no. 180037.11.9509647
Engine no. 180924.11.9502539

2,195cc SOHC Inline 6-Cylinder Engine
2 Solex Carburetors
106bhp at 5,000rpm
4-Speed Manual Transmission
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Drum Brakes


*Documented restoration
*Exceptional condition inside and out
*Strong six-cylinder power plant
*Luxurious Mercedes-Benz Coupe
*Offered with extensive history file



THE MERCEDES-BENZ 220

Mercedes-Benz reintroduced six-cylinder models to its range in 1951 with the 220 and 300 types, both of which were shown at the Frankfurt Show in the spring of that year. Both featured single overhead camshaft engines, with the valves set across the head, rather than in line, and actuated by rockers.

The 220 was powered by a 2,195cc engine which in standard form produced 80bhp at 4,600rpm. A separate chassis was retained for these models, which were replaced in 1956 by a new range featuring unitary construction bodyshells employing large, box-section side-members - hence the term 'Ponton'. All-round coil-sprung independent suspension had long been a fixture of the Mercedes-Benz range, and that of the newcomers benefited from the newly developed single-pivot rear swing axle.

A shorter wheelbase was adopted for the Cabriolet model that appeared in May 1956 and also for the Coupe introduced the following year when the Hydrak semi-automatic transmission become available as an option. Luxuriously equipped in the best Daimler-Benz tradition, these superbly constructed Gran Turismos were priced some 70% above the 220S saloon.

Only 3,429 220S Coupes and Cabriolets had been made when the original was superseded by the restyled 'fin tail' version in 1959, and today these elegant and exclusive limited edition Grand Tourers are highly prized.


THE MOTORCAR OFFERED
According to copies on file of this Mercedes-Benz 220S' factory records, this luxurious automobile was completed at the Stuttgart works in August of 1959. The new Coupe was built for the US market, with many special options and features. Records on file from the Mercedes-Benz Club of America describe the car as having been with one custodian from 1959 until 1971; a Mrs. Catherine Merchant of Topeka, Kansas. From here the car went to a Mr. Omar Conrad of Kansas City, MO, before going back to Kansas where Mr. and Mrs. Harshbarger of Overland Park is believed to have owned the car for the following decade.

During the 1990s this luxurious Mercedes-Benz was beautifully restored by Precision Restoration Service of Bucker, Missouri. The work was done for a previous owner, whose obvious passion for the project shows in the written documentation of the restoration that accompanies the car. Finished in elegant and period-correct Ivory over a matching Beige interior beautifully contrasted by Brazilian rosewood trim lavished throughout, this 220S looks just right. Driven only 1,000 miles since completion, the car is an outstanding example of the 220S Coupe, and while they may well have looked this good the day they left Sindelfingen, few look as good now.
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